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4978
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2014
08:59 PM ET (US)
/m4977 Some districts, POOMs and/or PMs introduce various attendance requiremnts. If your carrier was legitimately ill, had FMLA (or could get it retroactively) it shouldn't matter about artificial SL usage limits. SL is a benefit and can be used as needed by an employee. Have you data on how the carrier has been harassed so far? Can you show this current action is a continuation of a pattern?
 As for AWOL, that's usually a difference of opinion.
4977
Old 22
07-28-2014
08:28 PM ET (US)
/m4976 Both suspensions are for failure to meet attendance requirements/awol. I was hoping that while a carrier is out from work due to an illness, esp., stress disorder, that there might be a policy in place about contacting an employee while being treated for such a condition medically. It doesn't seem right to me that a manager would hound, harass and bully an employee while at home whose illness is a direct result of the managers inability to effectively resolve a matter instead of launching a vendetta against this carrier. It's a long story. But, I sure appreciate the help and attention you all are directing towards this. Thanks much.
4976
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2014
08:20 AM ET (US)
/m4973 and /m4975 What are the suspensions for? attendance or some other issue? The carrier has the right to refuse any and all mail, if he so chooses.
4975
Old 22
07-27-2014
11:40 PM ET (US)
egark/4974 - Two pieces of mail that were sent to this carrier were one, a notice of a seven day suspension and two, a letter of a scheduled PreDisciplinary Interview (or investigation). Any others I do not know about. The carrier was under doctors care so how can a manager legally send these types of documents that had the carrier actually viewed them they may have acted irrationally and done something awful to themselves. It isn't right for one thing but it sure seems like some really ugly bullying and harassment at least. So, is there some sort of a violation of something? I'm sorry I wasn't more clear about the mail sent. Thanks for you help very much. Believe me, I need all I can get. This manager may be the worst one ever in the PO.
4974
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
07-27-2014
06:48 PM ET (US)
Old 22 /m4973 - it would help a lot if you gave us some idea of what the mail is. Invitation to a party? The Best Buy ad?
4973
Old 22
07-27-2014
06:32 PM ET (US)
Situation....a carrier is not at work due to anxiety stress disorder and under the care of their physician. Their manager sends mail to the carriers house but the carrier refuses the mail. It is RTS to the manager. Can the manager hold the carrier responsible for consequences and is the manager in fact allowed to send mail to a carrier who is being treated for stress illness? This carrier was served a 7 day suspension while ill and then upon returning served a 14 day suspension (stacked on 7 day + previous LOW). What's the best way to defeat this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Edited 07-27-2014 06:33 PM
4972
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2014
09:37 PM ET (US)
/m4971 Just because they (union officers)are in another office doesn't mean they can't help you. You could even file a 1767 (Report of Hazardous Practise or Condition) on mgt allowing the supervisor on the workroom floor when impaired by intoxicants. Get some advice from your Union first.
4971
Lisa Taunt
07-25-2014
08:37 PM ET (US)
Branch is 2 hours away (dumb) and PM didn't remove her earlier in the year when she was being escorted off the floor for getting caught intoxicated (she took a swing at the PM) and is still there. Too much covering for these people and the union isn't effective at anything really.
4970
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2014
04:21 PM ET (US)
/m4969 and /m4967 I guess I assumed there was more than one steward, sorry. Talk to your Branch officers.
4969
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2014
08:12 AM ET (US)
The union rep is a dishrag and "friendly" with said supervisor and other management would probably cover for this person.
Edited 07-25-2014 08:12 AM
4968
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2014
08:02 AM ET (US)
/m4967 Talk to your steward. He can contact the PM or the POOM (the PM's boss) if the supv has been drinking.
4967
Lisa Taunt
07-24-2014
11:54 PM ET (US)
who does a carrier contact if they smell alcohol on supervisor's breath?? would you call postal inspectors?? The union rep is a dishrag and "friendly" with said supervisor and other management would probably cover for this person. Thanks
4966
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2014
10:28 PM ET (US)
/m4965 One thing that can work is a paper trail. You have to keep detailed records, with witnesses, of everything that happens. "On day X, Supervisor Numnuttz called Carrier G a "lazy bastard" infront of Carriers T and P. (statements attached)" "On day X, Supervisor Numnuttz said, 'I don't care what the B team said, you're working OT cuz I say so!' when reminded of the B team decison #1234 on this issue."
These are the kind of things that can show a pattern of abuse, disrespect, failure to abide by previous grievance settlements, etc.
One tack to take.
4965
Old 22
07-23-2014
09:10 PM ET (US)
Many thanks my Union compadres. Now for a tricky Question. How does a team of two full time stewards (big station) defeat and send packing a manager who is smart (I know that's a contradiction but he is), cunning, covert and beats down the workforce with petty rule enforcement like unauthorized overtime, etc. In my 25 years, others 30+, never have any of us seen the discipline flow like the Mississippi. It is so out of control. We've tried the Joint Statement, intervention and engagement of upper management and nothing works. He's a smooth talker and as soon as ones back is turned he shows no regard for higher authority and lives and rules by his own arrogance. He acts on the edge a lot of times, i.e., photos, but he's proving to be a tough monster to abyss. I know it's a long topic and I've read posts in the past but I wasn't a steward then. Things have changed now. So, here I am, here he is, there you are. My senior steward is an outstanding steward but even she is thwarted sometimes. She's a fighter and won't quit but we need an inroad, a weakness, a vulnerability of the species. Thanks in advance for your help and time. Old stressed out 22
4964
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2014
07:17 PM ET (US)
Old 22 - the MRS is on line and is searchable: http://www.nalc.org/depart/cau/pdf/mrs/mrs0506.pdf
Edited 07-23-2014 07:17 PM
4963
NECarrierPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2014
06:40 PM ET (US)
/m4962 The CD will have everything on it.
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